Sermon: August 2, 2020

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Part 4:
“Into a Special Family”
by Michael Lewis

August 2, 2020

The Blessings of Sonship:

  1. A son inherited more.
  2. A son had more authority over their parents’ estate.
  3. There was an expectation for a son to carry on and honor the family name.

“For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received ‘the Spirit of Sonship.'”  -Romans 8:15

Who may consider themselves to be a child in God’s family?

“…their father to be the devil wanting to do what he does.” -John 8:4

Intimacy with God is reserved for God’s family.

Galatians 3:15-29

Paul builds his defense of Gentile Christians being part of God’s family based upon the tense of one Hebrew word (“zera”).

Paul’s argument:

  1. Abraham’s seed is one person, Jesus.
  2. This truth cannot be changed or altered.
  3. The law is a fence, but also a mirror.
  4. Therefore, everyone comes to God thru Christ no matter who you are.

“But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a women, subject to law. God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children.” -Galatians 4:4,5

God gave the law a sufficient amount of time to convince us — it cannot fix us.

The way of faith into God’s family:

  1. Everyone is accepted into God’s family the same way thru Christ.
    Galatians 3:24-26: “So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ that we might be justified by faith. Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law. You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus…”
  2.  

    Part of the shared identity of God’s family is we are ALL “in Christ.”

  3. Therefore, we have a special relationship with God.
  4. We are co-heirs with Christ.
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Bulletin: August 2, 2020

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Our Worship…

We Will Glorify
Joy
Light The Fire
Welcome and Family News
Prayer of Thanksgiving
Salvation Has Been Brought Down
I’ll Be A Friend To Jesus
Nailed To The Cross
Come Share The Lord
Lord’s Supper
God’s Family
Anywhere With Jesus (dismiss children)
Video: Live In Me
Message: SAVED
Home Of The Soul
Special Presentation and Shepherd’s Prayer

Church Family Update…

The Ponders… This morning we say “until we meet again” to the Ponders… Today is the last Sunday before Darcy & Andy’s move to the west coast of Washington. They have been so important to so many ministries within our congregation. May God bless them and may we see them again soon.

Ladies Retreat… October 2-4  Spend the night or just go for the day! There is still room! Accommodations will be at Savenac Historic Tree Nursery in Montana. Call the office for more information and to sign up.

CCS… The staff and board members have been hard at work cleaning out over 40 years’ worth of school supplies, books, art supplies, & teaching resources. All are on tables in the hallways downstairs. Please feel free to take what you would like or need. Donations are welcome.

Congratulations… to the Moore family. Shane Landan was born July 29 at 12:53 pm. he was 8 pounds 11oz  Emily and baby are doing very well!

During this pandemic… We deeply appreciate the cooperation of everyone in following the rules from Panhandle Health. We will get through this.

Prayers & Thanksgivings…

Ronda Deane: Please pray for my son, Christopher and his wife, Jenny. She is having complications with her pregnancy.

Church Office: Claudia Moberg had surgery Wednesday morning. Please pray for a speedy recovery.

Chris & Nichole Rouse: Please keep Nichole’s dad, Carroll Taylor in your prayers. He goes Monday for a consultation with the surgeon to find out the results of the PET scan.

From the Garden: I need prayer for my new job. I’ll be starting end of this month. Please pray for my lack of sleep. Pray for my dad. He is 80 yrs. old and having trouble breathing. Thank you for your prayers. Rob

Anita Poland: Please pray for Ralph Crump. He is having trouble with his vision and will see a specialist.

Rod Bristol: Pray for God’s wisdom and power to live in the light.

AJ Stemmene: Please pray for the Grove family with the loss   of a brother and my cousin, Bill Stemmene. Ethel Daperu lost her battle with cancer. She passed away Tuesday night. Please pray for the family. Please pray for others to be more sensitive to the elderly and very young with concerns of the virus.

Victoria Isenhart: Please pray for my husband, Mike’s right eye. He is losing his vision. Thank you.

Jo Allen: Please pray for my brother’s wife, Francis Stewart. She just had a stroke. She lives in Tucson, Arizona. She cannot have visitors. She is a widow and very lonely.

Glenn & Judie Sanborn: Keeping Carmen’s sister, Treva in prayer with her cancer journey. Please pray for healing, strength and hope.

Scott & Karmen Rouse: Continued prayers for Nichole’s dad, Carroll Taylor. Prayers for our country and our leaders. Thankful for Tom Chaney’s successful surgery.

Dan & Teri Dupey: God loves us! Pray for all our safety. Pray for Tom Chaney. Pray for solutions in education and bringing students and teachers together. We thank God for Andy & Darcy.

Betty Van Voorst: I would appreciate prayers that I might not become depressed or discouraged. We are being isolated, yet again. God is in control and I am not afraid, but I miss the church family.

Church Office: Please continue to pray for Anita Poland. She is still recovering from her fall.

John Cope: Please keep Beth in your prayers for an upcoming surgery. Please pray that it will be smooth and successful. Pray that I can keep everything running well on the home front as her primary caregiver.

Rose Breckenridge: Please pray for my family. My grandmother, Violet recently passed away.

Larry & Jean Grow: Please keep our son Jeff & Shelly Grow in your prayers as they travel to Longmont, CO to become houseparent’s at the Mountain States Children’s Home. Thank you all for your prayers for us and our family, they are greatly appreciated as Larry’s healing continues. We miss you all and keep you in our prayers! God is still in control!!!

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Sermon: July 26, 2020

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Part 3:
“Through a Life-Changing Faith”
by Michael Lewis

July 26, 2020

Galatians 2:6-3:5

The Word of God says in Christ there is freedom from legalism.
Only a fool wants a rule.

What are the blessings to trusting God through faith?:

  1. I am saved from hypocrisy.
    Acts 10:1-48 — Peter, Cornelius and household
    Matthew 23:13-30 — Jesus takes apart some of the Pharisees
  2. I am saved from lethargy.
    Acts 2:38.39; 2 Cor 3:17,18; Gal 3:2,5; Gal 3:3
  3. I am saved from fear.

Led by God’s Spirit:

  1. Never inconsistent with scripture (John 15:13).
  2. Helps us carry on the mission of Jesus (JN 14:24-26).
  3. But we keep in step with the Spirit (Gal. 5:25).
  4. We can put out the Spirit’s fire (1 Thess. 5:19).

Galatians 2:19-21 — A spirit can change your life.

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Prayer Requests from July 26, 2020

“I call on you O God, for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer.” –Psalm 17:6

Anita Poland: Please pray for Ralph Crump. He is having trouble with his vision and will see a specialist.

Rod Bristol: Pray for God’s wisdom and power to live in the light.

AJ Stemmene: Please pray for the Grove family with the loss  of a brother and my cousin, Bill Stemmene. Ethel Daperu lost her battle with cancer. She passed away Tuesday night. Please pray for the family. Please pray for others to be more sensitive to the elderly and very young with concerns of the virus.

Victoria Isenhart: Please pray for my husband, Mike’s right eye. He is losing his vision. Thank you.

Jo Allen: Please pray for my brother’s wife, Francis Stewart. She lives in Tucson, Arizona. She just had a stroke and cannot have visitors. She is a widow and very lonely.

Glenn & Judie Sanborn: Keeping Carmen’s sister, Treva in prayer with her cancer journey. Please pray for healing, strength and hope.

Scott & Karmen Rouse: Continued prayers for Nichole’s dad, Carroll Taylor. Prayers for our country and our leaders. Thankful for Tom Chaney’s successful surgery.

Dan & Teri Dupey: God loves us! Pray for all our safety. Pray for Tom Chaney. Pray for solutions in education and bringing students and teachers together. We thank God for Andy & Darcy.

Betty Van Voorst: I would appreciate prayers that I might not become depressed or discouraged. We are being isolated, yet again. God is in control and I am not afraid, but I miss the church family.

Church Office: Please continue to pray for Anita Poland. She is still recovering from her fall.

John Cope: Please keep Beth in your prayers for an upcoming surgery. Please pray that it will be smooth and successful. Pray that I can keep everything running well on the home front as her primary caregiver.

Rose Breckenridge: Please pray for my family. My grandmother, Violet recently passed away.

Ronda Deane: Please pray for my son, Christopher and his wife, Jenny. She is having complications with her pregnancy.

Church Office: Claudia Moberg had surgery Wednesday morning. Please pray for a speedy recovery.

Chris & Nichole Rouse: Please keep Nichole’s dad, Carroll Taylor in your prayers. He goes Monday for a consultation with the surgeon to find out the results of the PET scan.

From the Garden: I need prayer for my new job. I’ll be starting end of this month. Please pray for my lack of sleep. Pray for my dad. He is 80 yrs. old and having trouble breathing. He is 80. Thank you for your prayers. Rob 

Larry & Jean Grow: Please keep our son Jeff & Shelly Grow in your prayers as they travel to Longmont, CO to become houseparent’s at the Mountain States Children’s Home. Thank you all for your prayers for us and our family, they are greatly appreciated as Larry’s healing continues. We miss you all and keep you in our prayers! God is still in control!!!

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Bulletin: July 26, 2020

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Our Worship…

We Praise Thee, O God
Hallelujah, Praise Jehovah
Welcome and Family News
Congregational Reading
Sing To Me Of Heaven
Take My Hand, Precious Lord
Faith Of Our Fathers
Prayer of Thanksgiving
He Paid A Debt
Glory To His Name
Lord’s Supper
In Christ Alone
(video)
Faith Is The Victory (dismiss children)
Video: Prove It To Me
Message: SAVED
It Is Well With My Soul
Prayer of Blessing
My Name Is In The Book of Life

Church Family Update…

Bob Brown’s honorary chair!

Dalton Gardens Ladies Retreat

October 2nd  5:00pm — Sunday October 4

Dalton Gardens Ladies retreat will be held at Savenac Historic Tree Nursery in Haugan, Montana.

We will have a potluck Friday night. Meals will be provided all day Saturday and Sunday morning.

Sunday morning after breakfast, we will worship together and take communion. We will have a guest song leader: Kara Shelton! Sign up online or call the church office for more information.

Prayers & Thanksgivings…

Carmen and Michael Lewis: Carmen’s youngest sister,  Treva Vogl, living in Oklahoma, is far more ill than what was first thought with cancer. The cancer has spread, it is aggressive, and the doctors are considering the best treatment. Please pray for Treva, her husband Steve, and all her children.

Brad & Kathy Roberts: I’m having injections in my back soon. Please pray that it will take away my pain. Please pray for our country.

From the Garden: Dear Lord, Please forgive me for I have sinned. Jesus loves me. Sherri Jordan.

Andy & Darcy Ponder: We thank you for all the prayers concerning Darcy and I in our decision to move to Western Washington. Continued prayers for us in our ongoing efforts would be appreciated.

Freda Campbell: Please pray for my Aunt, Joy Campbell. She is 90 years old and has multiple health issues.

AJ Stemmene: Extra prayers to keep me on the straight and narrow.

Shirley Deitz: A big thank you to the Campbell families for the cards and thoughtfulness.

Church office: Prayers for Anita Poland. She slipped and fell in her garage and hurt her head and leg. She is still in isolation because her daughter has been exposed.

Betty Rude: God is so good. New blessings every day. Continue to pray for Larry & Jean Grow.

Larry & Sylvia Slate: Prayers for our country. Pray for Tom Chaney to have a successful surgery and a complete and quick recovery.

Keith & Carole Fredrikson: Thank you for your prayers. With God’s help we decided, because the surgery is so complicated not to have the surgery for Carole’s back, at this time.

Toby & Lisa Schindelbeck: Please pray for the  healing of our sleep and for our birth mom’s new baby girl that she is healthy.

Bonnie Boulton: Brian is home. He had three toes amputated. Please pray!

Glenn & Judie Sanborn: I pray that the words of our mouths and thoughts of our hearts will be acceptable to God in everything we do.

Arrty & Jen Rude: Please pray for those making decisions about schools reopening this fall…districts, teachers, and parents.

Marsha Becker: May empathy be magnified in this nation. I pray for unification of our American people.

David & Linda Bruner: Pray for all our church and physical families. Continue to pray for Bill Henniger. He is on dialysis and has a foot wound that can not bear any weight.

Dan & Teri Dupey: It is a blessing to be healing, injured knees take a while! Pray for unity of our nation. We pray for all the safety of the family.

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Prayer Requests from July 19, 2020

Shirley Deitz: A big thank you to the Campbell families for the cards and thoughtfulness.

Church office: Prayers for Anita Poland. She slipped and fell in her garage and hurt her head and leg. She is still in isolation at home because her daughter has been exposed.

Betty Rude: God is so good. New blessings every day. Continue to pray for Larry & Jean.

Larry & Sylvia Slate: Prayers for our country. Pray for Tom Chaney to have a successful surgery and a complete and quick recovery.

Keith & Carole Fredrikson: Thank you for your prayers. With God’s help, we decided, because the surgery is so complicated, not to have the surgery for Carole’s back at this time.

Toby & Lisa Schindelbeck: Please pray for the healing of our sleep and for our birth mom’s new baby girl, that she is healthy.

Bonnie Boulton: Brian is home. He had three toes amputated. Please pray!

AJ Stemmene: Extra prayers to keep me on the straight and narrow.

Glenn & Judie Sanborn: I pray that the words out of our mouths and thoughts of our hearts will be acceptable to God in everything we do.

Arrty & Jen Rude: Please pray for those making decisions about schools reopening this fall…districts, teachers, and parents.

Marsha Becker: May empathy be magnified in this nation. I pray for the unification of our American people.

David & Linda Bruner: Pray for all our church and physical families. Continue to pray for Bill Henniger. He is on dialysis and has a foot wound that cannot bear any weight.

Dan & Teri Dupey: It is a blessing to be healing, injured knees take a while! Pray for unity of our nation. We pray for all the safety of the family.

Amber Conte: Pray that this virus passes so things go back to normal again.

Misty Stemmene: Update with me: I am doing much better now that they took me off the medications and just watching what I eat. God bless to everyone.

Brad & Kathy Roberts: I am having injections in my back soon. Please pray that will take away my pain. Please pray for our country.

From the Garden: Dear Lord, Please forgive me for I have sinned. Jesus loves me. Sherri Jordan.

Andy & Darcy Ponder: We thank you for all the prayers concerning Darcy and I in our decision to move to Western Washington. Continued prayers for us in our ongoing efforts would be appreciated.

Freda Campbell: Please pray for my Aunt, Joy Campbell. She is 90 years old and has multiple health issues

Anita Poland: Please pray for Ralph Crump. He is having trouble with his vision and is going to see a specialist.

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Sermon: July 19, 2020

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“Because We Trust in God’s Grace Instead of Ourselves”
by Michael Lewis

July 19, 2020

When we tell people what Jesus did, and then over-emphasize what is a person’s responsibility to do, then we have just undone what Jesus did.

Galatians 1:11-12

Why is salvation by grace so important:

  1. Because we need to ask ourselves if we hold the gospel of grace in high enough esteem.
  2. Grace is not just something Paul explains, but it is also something that explains Paul.

Galatians 1:13-14

“I used to be but now by God’s grace I am.”

Whether you were rescued from rebellion or rescued from religion we all desperately need God’s grace.

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Bulletin: July 19, 2020

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Our Worship…

Fairest Lord Jesus
A Wonderful Savior
Welcome and Family News
Prayer of Gratitude
Just A Few More Days
Nobody Fills My Heart Like Jesus 

Grace Greater Than Our Sin
Why Did My Savior Come to Earth?
Communion Thoughts and Prayer
 Amazing Grace, My Chains are Gone!
(dismiss children)
His Grace Reaches Me
Video: Shooting for Grace
Message: SAVEDBy God’s Grace
There’s a Fountain Free 
Prayer of Thanksgiving

Sing and be Happy 

Church Family Update…

We sure are glad to see you this Sunday… More and more of our members are being exposed to Covid-19. It is probably inevitable that we will all be exposed in some way in the coming weeks and/or months. We also expect some of our members to contract this disease sooner or later. The good news is that most cases bring very mild symptoms, but there are deadly exceptions. And we are well aware that there are wide ranging opinions among us about how seriously to take this virus. But in the common interest of our church family, we ask everyone to be guided by some simple ideas:

  1. If you feel unsafe in coming to the church building, please know we understand your absence. Please feel free to call the church office to let us know your situation and know also, we stand ready to help you in any way we can.
  2. If you are sick in any way, whether it is just a summer cold, or some other minor illness, we would prefer you stay home rather than come to the building and cough a lot on others.
  3. If you are exposed to someone with the virus please be cautious and very thoughtful about how to keep other loved ones as safe as possible. Thanks!

Prayers & Thanksgivings…

Scott & Karmen Rouse: Please continue prayers for Nichole and her family as her dad continues to have tests and is scheduled for surgery for cancer. Also, for all the families who are unable to be with family members in the hospital.

David & Linda Bruner: Please pray for Bill Henniger, a dear brother from Richland, WA. He is very ill.

Toby & Lisa Schindelbeck: We would like to pray for our President and his team. To keep them safe and bless them with wisdom and discernment in the running of our country. And we are very thankful that the virus death rate is dropping fast.

Dan & Teri Dupey: Pray for all our members. Pray for the virus to subside. Pray for Andy & Darcy’s move. We are thankful for him. Dan’s knee is progressing. Thank you.

Amber Conte: Pray that Paul and I can keep up the good training of our dog, Izzy.

Misty Stemmene: Please keep my best friend, Treeanna in your prayers. Her sister passed away. Also, pray for her mother, Rebecca.

Tom Chaney: Please pray for my surgery to go well on August 21.

Michael & Carmen Lewis: Our son, Shane and his wife, Kim plus their two children (our grandchildren) have been under self-quarantine for the past two weeks as they have all been in contact with those with the virus. Please pray for God’s protection and bless them as they care for one another. Carman’s sister, Treva Vogl had a PET scan that showed the cancer spreading from her liver and now in her lymph nodes, also. She is going for second opinion at MD Anderson. Pray that a helpful procedure will be found and please pray for her healing.

Chris & Nichole Rouse: Please continue to keep Nichole’s dad, Carroll Taylor, in your prayers. He has a PET scan on July 13 and an appointment with the medical oncologist at OU Medical on July 27 to discuss the PET scan results, surgery and treatment options.

Glenn & Judie Sanborn: Praying for Carmen Lewis’s sister, Treva. She has been found to have cancer. Prayers for healing,  strength, and hope.

Tabby Cutler: Please pray for the churches in CA. It sounds like a hoax-but it is true. The governor has declared singing in worship is not allowed. I saw a post on Facebook from a member from the congregation I grew up in about it. They are really struggling with this.

Betty Rude: Prayers for Johnathan, my grandson, for a safe travel as he flies back to Tulsa.

AJ Stemmene: Pray for those that care for others—the shut ins and medical professionals. Praise our God for life for however long it may be.

Larry & Jean Grow: The latest cancer results are good. The radiologist is pleased with Larry’s progress and will continue to monitor. The urologist will continue with hormone treatments and monitor for the next two years. They both recommend continued isolation. We miss you all. Your continued prayers are truly appreciated. Ephesians 6:18

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Ladies Retreat: October 2-4

Dalton Gardens Ladies Retreat

Welcome to the Dalton Gardens Ladies Retreat!! We are excited for our time of study and fellowship together. During our retreat, we will be learning from Psalm 1.

The retreat will be held at Savenac Historic Tree Nursery in Haugan, Montana, which is about 80 miles east of Coeur d’Alene. Take I-90 east from CdA to exit 16 (the 50,000 Silver Dollars exit). Turn right at the end of the off ramp, then immediately turn left into the Savenac Historic Tree Nursery.

Friday, October 2nd at 5:00pm until Sunday morning at 11:00.

We will have a potluck Friday night (we will eventually have a sign up for dishes.) Meals will be provided all day Saturday and Sunday morning. Saturday we will have several discussion group sessions, but we will also have a lot of free time for fellowship. There are several hiking trails nearby, so bring good shoes! Also, bring games and such to play in the evenings. Sunday morning after breakfast, we will worship together and take communion. We are also responsible for cleaning up the cabins, so plan on staying and cleaning for 20-30 minutes. Many hands make light work!

The buildings are heated and have beds with mattresses, but you will need to bring your own bedding (sleeping bag, or twin sheets and blankets.) The weather can often turn cold in the mountains, so please pack warm clothing.

We will be learning/practicing embroidery! We will be embroidering squares to make into a quilt. We will have some supplies for everyone, or if you have your own, feel free to bring them.

We will have a guest song leader: Kara Shelton!!

The cost is $25 to stay all weekend, and $15 to come up just for the day on Saturday. Please pay Ronda in the church office. Sign up with this link or call the church office.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0544A5AB22AAF49-dalton

Beds are limited for overnight guests, so reserve your spot soon!

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Sermon: July 12, 2020

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Part 1:
“Keep Your Hopes Up”
by Michael Lewis

July 12, 2020

PRINT MICHAEL’S HANDOUT

  1. Hope has a  “why” .
  2. Hope has a  “how” .
  3. Hope has a  “who” .

Scriptures: Lk 24:17-21; Lk 24:3-5; Acts 2:14-40; 1 Cor. 15:3-8; Romans 1:4; 1 Thess.4:13-14; John 11:25, 26.

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